ArchiveTalks & Events

Meet the Artist: Shiraz Bayjoo and Liverpool Black Archive Hub

15 Feb 2024 4.30-8pm

Tate Liverpool + RIBA North
Liverpool L3 1BP


Join us for a panel discussion exploring how plant histories have influenced the design of our cities today

Find out how historical collections are inspiring artists. Meet British-Mauritian artist Shiraz Bayjoo and Liverpool Black Archive Hub founder Michelle Peterkin-Walker to discover more about how these artists are using archive materials.

The conversation will explore the theme of Botanical Histories and Colonial Legacies, drawing from the artists’ research and practices in British botanical gardens: from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to Sefton Park Palm House, and Granby Winter Garden. They'll address questions related to the displacement of plants from Africa to Britain, the architectural developments these required, and the process of reclaiming traditional knowledge from Africa as a form of collective agency, and a way of addressing today's environmental issues.

This conversation will be hosted by art historian and Tate Curator, Christine Eyene.

Meet the Artist is a series of in conversation events at Tate Liverpool + RIBA North themed around art, environment and architecture. Find out more about the next event in this series, Meet the Artist: RESOLVE Collective.

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